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Monday, 26 November 2012

THE “APOCALYPSE” (REVELATION) OF JOHN: THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BOOK OF NEW TESTAMENT


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos

       The book of “Apocalypse of John” is the last book of the New Testament canon. It belongs to the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic secretariat a literary genre that emerged in the Second Century BC until the second century AD and contains the hidden revelations secretly in holy persons by God and refers to the end of time. Thus we have the Apocalypse (Revelation) of Enoch, of Baruch, the Ascension of Moses, etc.
   Precisely because of this special style, knew enough controversy as to the genuineness in the first Christian centuries until finally become acceptable toward the end of fourth century AD by the Church as authentic book of the Bible because other ecclesiastical writers was considered as illegitimate and other as genuine, even quoting verses (pieces) than this...

Saturday, 17 November 2012

THE VIRGIN MARY IN THE QURAN AND ISLAM


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos

    Islam or Islamism is the religion founded by the Arab Muhammad (570 - 632 AD). The word Islam means subjection to God (Allah). Called Islam and by the word Muslim means faithful, devoted to God (Allah). Many times Islamism called Mohammedanism by its founder, Muhammad, but this is does not like to Muslims because they argue that they do not worship Muhammad who regard him as the last and greater prophet of Allah, nor consider him the center of their piety, but just follow his teaching.
    His teaching this is written in their holy book which is called Quran. Literally the word Quran means reading. It is a collection of Hadith, didactic reasons. It consists of 114 chapters, Surat, which is divided into subsections, agiat. Each Surat bears a title as The Cow, The Shoals, The Bee, The Most High, etc. The chapters are not recorded as the time when - according to tradition - were revealed to Muhammad. For example the last Surats of the Quran are the first revelations made ​​in the city of Mecca whereas the first Surats constitute the subsequent revelations that made ​​in the city of Medina...

Sunday, 4 November 2012

CREATION OF THE WORLD AND HUMAN IN AFRICAN RELIGIONS


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


   In recent years, our country was meant to be swamped by thousands of immigrants, who are expecting a better life settled in it, not only were our neighbors but some of them and relatives by marriage.
   For this reason we have start a long been in the pages of "Antiairetikos" some articles related to religiosity, so that the reader has some perception - even minimal - for some behaviors that may seem incomprehensible to, because the correct and responsible information helps in good proximity to the removal of misunderstandings that might be created due to different religious and culture.
      So many immigrants originate from Africa, the "black continent". So in today's article we will deal with cosmology and anthropology of religions in Africa. A continent in which they live hundreds tribes and peoples who should be noted are distinguished for their intense religiosity...